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Sunday, 24 May 2015
Blind girl gives Zoella a run for her money as amazing make-up tutorials rack up over 400,000 fans
A blind girl has become an Internet session with her incredible make-up tutorials.
Lucy Edwards has already racked up more than 400,000 fans who love watching her perfectly apply her make-up – including the typically tricky liquid eyeliner.
The 19-year-old started creating the popular vlogs as a way to show that being blind doesn’t stop her from living a normal life.
Birminghambased Lucy has a rare condition called incontinentia pigmenti - she lost sight in her right eye when she was 11 and in her left when she was 17.
In the about section on her Youtube page -– Yesterdays Wishes - she writes: “A place on the internet that discusses everything from Guide Dogs to make-up that bridges the gap between the disabled and the perfectly-abled.
“There are days when giving up seems like the better option but everyone can do anything if they put their mind to it.”
Lucy also aims to educate her viewers and does a segment called What Is? in which she answers subscriber questions about eyes.
In her video What is Blindess? she reveals not just basic facts about being blind but also what it means to her.
“Blindness in my everyday life is looking into a flashing light every day. Blindness is relying on someone or something,” she reveals.
“Blindness isn’t just putting on a blindfold for life – you have good days and bad.
Blindness is headaches because your brain is trying to see but your eyes do not work.”
Sounding emotional she continues: “Blindness is never being able to get away from black floaters or bright flashing lights.
“Blindness is the strength to carry on and do everything you want in life even though you live in darkness.”